‘Ten Days on the Island’ is a statewide biennial festival which celebrates dance, theatre, music, film, literature and opera through a variety of exhibitions and installations across the state. The festival will not only entertain but will also inspire discussions that may be raised whilst enjoying a large selection of gourmet Tasmanian food.
From March 15, 2013 to March 24, 2013 the festival gets into full swing, with around 200 events reaching the very corners of the state, happening in over 40 locations.
Regional areas such as Burnie, Swansea, St Helens, Queenstown, Huonville, Campbell Town, Deloraine, Devenport and Latrobe will host events alongside Hobart and Launceston, in a true celebration of the island.
In addition, one off events will be held in the communities of Flinders Island, Kind Island and Port Arthur as well to help spread the arts message even further. However, while some events are open to the general public, others require a ticket so be sure to book in advance.
A wide range of events happen during the ten days. Music is broken down into retro-rock, emotive and hypnotic and operatic, with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa one of the major draw-cards for the event.
This year’s theatre also covers many genres, branching out into drama, circus acts and comedy acts including performances by Hannah Gadsby. If for some reason you miss a performance or show, stunning exhibitions of sculpture and photography will be on display in a variety of destinations.
There really is a rich diversity in what is offered, and with many different subject matters covering many different genres, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
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